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The most complete V-Ray guide

V-Ray: My System

by Juan Carlos Jiménez Vadillo (Anypixel)
V-Ray: My System will guide you through the software foundations using both theory and practice. It includes the most up-to-date and complete reference guide (updated to version 3.5) and step by step tutorials with professional techniques and tips that help you better understand the software and to get the best of your renders. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will find here all the information you need to learn V-Ray or get the most of your renders by using professional techniques learned through years of production.
Available in 2017

Contents

These are some of the topics covered by the book.

Here are some facts about the book

2 languages: english and spanish
3000 copies
34 chapters
464 pages
160 full color illustrations

Sections

The book is divided into next main sections.

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Part 1

Introduction

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Part 1

Introduction

Goals of the book.
Hardware requirements.
Installation and setup.
Distributed render setup.

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Part 2

Theoretical concepts

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Part 2

Theoretical concepts

Light and color.
Shadow.
Calibration, Gamma and LWF.
Lighting and shading models.

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Part 3

Reference Guide

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Part 3

Reference Guide

V-Ray Lights and Cameras.
V-Ray Frame Buffer.
Maps and Materials.
V-Ray Geometry.
Environment and Effects.
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Part 4

Practical examples

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Part 4

Guided Tutorials

Materials.
Caustics.
Displacement and Normal Map.
Animation.
Universal V-Ray Settings.

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Part 5

Complete projects

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Part 5

Complete projects

Day and night Inteior.
Day and night Exterior.
HDRI time lapse.
Car Lighting Studio.
Product visualization.

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Part 6

Appendices

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Part 6

Appendices

Postproduction.
HDR Light Studio.
Solid Rocks.
Night HDRI from a day image.
Three points lighting.

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Launch Date

V-Ray: My System will be published in english and spanish.

Frequently asked questions

Why another V-Ray book?

During my professional life I could read everything related to V-Ray and I've always seen voids and shortcomings in what refers to several key aspects of the written documentation. I'm trying to cover these voids by writting the most complete and up-to-date guide.

When will be on sale the book?

The book is still in progress, but the launch date for the spanish version is December 2016 and the english edition will be on sale in 2017. If you want to be updated of the launch date, please sign up on our Newsletter.

Is this another V-Ray book focused on Architecture?

Although V-Ray has been used mostly for Architectural projects, the book will also cover many other uses so you can make any non architectural project: project visualization, studio lighting, time lapse HDRI lighting...

How can I contact the author?

You can contact me using any of the available channesl: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn y Art Station that you'll find here.

About the author

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Juan Carlos Jiménez Vadillo is a CG Artist, with more than 20 year of experience in lighting, render and compositing. He's been working in some of the most important studios, companies and TV channels of Spain: TVE, Telecinco, Next Limit, Ilion Animation Studios, RandomControl, Habitania Light Hub...

He has made projects for several of the most important international movies and video games companies: Pixar, Disney Consumer Products and Gameloft.

In V-Ray: My System, he shares the knowledge, ideas and professional techniques he has learned and developed during his career.

Contributors

Some of the artists that contributed sharing their images for the book

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Alex Roman

Golden Film Craft Lion at Cannes Lions 2011 and author of "The Third and the Seventh"

www.thirdseventh.com
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André Cantarel

Los Angeles based visual effects artist with a slight hang towards aviation related stuff

www.andrecantarel.com
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Studio AIKO

Founded by Yair Alony and Meny Hilsenrad in 2005, Studio Aiko is a dynamic CG VFX studio

www.studio-aiko.com
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NoneCG 3D Models

NoneCG 3D Models Store is run by a group of 3D artists with 20+ years experience

www.nonecg.com
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Carioca Studio

Carioca Sutido is a CGI provider house based in Bucharest and specialized in advertising visuals

www.carioca.ro
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Jacobo Rojo

Jacobo Rojo delivers highly detailed 3d modeling services and renderings to enhance product visualization

www.arte-3d.com

Are you ready to learn V-Ray?